type : specimen

Just before school began this year, I spent some time at OCAC sorting and organizing our letterpress and book arts related ephemera, literature, and reference material. At one point I was inspired to stop to photograph these type specimen booklets. They are works of art in and of themselves.

On another note, but related, check out this post by a fellow Portland letterpress friend, The Serial Machinist:

Matthew Carter, MacArthur Genius award recipient, talking a little about type design.